The Classical Guitar Magazine of England praises this outstanding musician with these acclaims: 'He gets to the point of everything he plays'..., 'A master guitarist with true star quality' Carlos Pérez was born in Santiago de Chile in 1976. He had been awarded top prizes in major international competitions in Europe and America, winning first prize in: X "Alirio Díaz", Venezuela 1996; XX "René Bartoli", France 1997; VI "Printemps de La Guitare", Belgium 1998; III "Forum Gitarre", Austria 2000; XIV "Fundacion Guerrero" Spain 2000 and recently III Joaquín Rodrigo Competition in Madrid, Spain 2006. His interest in guitar playing started at an early age through his father. He graduated with top honors from the Arts Faculty of the University of Chile where he studied under Ernesto Quezada. He has issued five CDs and recorded at several European radios. His first DVD was issued this year by Mel Bay Inc. in USA. He has given recitals in more than thirty countries in North, Central, and South America as well as Europe, and has played with orchestras from England, Belgium, the United States, Spain, Russia, Portugal, Poland and Chile.His performance with Orquesta Sinfónica de Radio y Televisión Nacional de España was transmited in live for 27 countries by European Broadcasting Union. Carlos has participated in prestigious Guitar Festivals such as: Guitar Foundation of America, Volos, Vienna, Esztergom, Bratislava, Mikulov, Fabritio Caroso, Caracas, Saltillo, Martinique and others, and has given master classes and lectures in many Universities and Schools of Music in North, central and south America. Editions Henry Lemoine of France, Productions d'Oz of Canada and Grenzland-Verlag Theo Hüsgen of Germany have published some of his arrangements and compositions.